State nomination is required for skill visas (subclass 190 and 491), and business & investor visa subclass 188. Each State and Territory manage their own nomination program. The following table illustrates the current status of each of these Australian States and Territories.

States / TerritoriesBusiness & Investor NominationSkill Nomination
NSW ClosedOpen
VIC188A opened on 13 July 2021
Closed for other streams
Opened on 7 July 2021
QLDClosed – Expect updates by late July 2021 Closed – Expect updates by late July 2021
SAClosed – Expect updates by on July 2021Closed – Expect updates on 20 July 2021
WAClosedClosed
TASClosedClosed
NTOpenOpen
ACTOpen
ACT does not participate in the 188B Invstor stream
Open

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Check out our latest updates

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    From July 2021, ACT has a new Small Business Owners (SBO) pathway for the 190 and 491 visas. To be eligible for this new pathway, in addition to the usual 190 or 491 critieria, below are the main SBO criteria you must satisfy: You are the majority owner of an eligible registered business located in […]
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